Downloading Desert Island Discs Archives
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Mon Feb 6 06:38:48 EST 2012
The BBC is creating digital archives of Desert Island Discs from the
very beginning. There's currently a lot available and they're adding more.
The website is
You can download directly from the webpage to mp3 but the quality is
poor (as usual with BBC podcasts). They're available in 128kbit AAC
using get_iplayer as follows. They're not in any get_iplayer listings so
you have to do this manually.
Get the PID from a recording you're interested in. The PID is the last
characters at the end of the URL after the hash (#). An example is
p009mdbb for the Dirk Bogarde recording.
Then use get_iplayer as follows to download:
get_iplayer --pid p009mdbb --modes=flashaacstd
More information about the get_iplayer